Obituaries

Robert Anthony Brockmann

July 28, 1941 - September 3, 2021

Robert Anthony Brockmann, 80, of North Aurora, Il., passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Seasons Hospice of Naperville.  Robert was born on July 28, 1941, in Berwyn, IL., the son of Anthony and Ann (nee. Ernst) Brockmann.  He was united in marriage to Judith Valenta on May 28, 1966, in Hillside, Il.

Bob worked retail at Sears Roebuck in Oak Brook and retired as receiving manager with 23 years of service. After a move to Batavia, he worked for The Home Depot and retired with 22 years of service.

His family was especially proud of him when he earned his paramedic license while serving in the Berkeley Fire Department in his off-work time for 15 years. Neighbors would watch him run through backyards or jump fences to be on the first vehicle out of the station. Working with the BFD sparked the desire to pursue his EMT and Paramedic license. And he spent a few years working the ER at Elmhurst Hospital, earning an employee of the month award.

In leisure time, Bob loved flea marketing for his collection of breweriana. He was a member of the National Association of Breweriana Advertising, serving as an officer and chair of conventions. This afforded the family great vacations to so many states, and the children loved meeting all those new friends every year.

Bob loved to be with others. He actively participated in Marine Corps activities with detachments from DuPage County Marines and Fox Valley Marines. He was Jr. Vice Commandant and Paymaster for several years and chairman of the Marine Corps Birthday Ball for many years. He earned the Marine of the Year award. Bob lived and loved being a Marine.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Judith Brockmann; his children, Darlene (John) Lohenis and Daniel (Cheryl) Brockmann; his eight grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; his two brothers, David (Valerie) Brockmann and John (Kathy) Brockmann; several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Dawn Salinas.  

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL. 60510.  Funeral services will begin at 9:15 A.M. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 with prayers at the funeral home.  Mass will follow at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St, Batavia, IL 60510.  Interment will be held privately at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church for Masses to be said in Robert’s name.  

For additional information, please contact Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com

Guest Book

  • David & Valerie Brockmann Dear Judy and Family, Our Sympathies are with you and all your family. I know we will all miss Robert every day of our lives. He was a great Brother, friend and companion. I know my Brother John and I will miss our semi-monthly lunches with you and Robert. I know God will be taking good care of Robert. Sincerely, David and Valerie Brockmann.
  • Dwayne Wojtowicz Dear Judy and family: I was so sadden to hear about Bob's passing. He was a very active person who will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you and your family during these difficult time. Dwayne Wojtowicz Lemont, Illinois (formerly of Berkeley)
  • Barbara Maxwell-Kelley What a legacy Bob leaves behind and what wonderful memories you have to share. Bob was a very kind man who will be missed by many. I was so pleased to know him. Thank you Bob, for all your kindness you shared throughout the years!
  • Tony Iannone Very sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man that I was proud to work with.